The History of Embroidery: From Tutankhamun to the 21st Century

Before the advent of machines, embroidery served as a language that helped us understand the world

When was embroidery first used? And where? Although these questions may seem simple, they are very difficult to answer.

Examples from different cultures have been found all around the world. It’s an intrinsically human art form, the techniques of which have remained the same throughout centuries. Having endured the test of time, in recent years we have seen embroidery make a comeback and its popularity soar.

Traditionally, embroidery was labeled a “feminine” activity. This mindset meant that society viewed it as a simple pastime. However, at the same time, it became a very intimate activity: a way of recounting history in secret. Do you want to learn more?

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